Groupe Bellon Prestige celebrates 125th anniversary

July 8th, 2020

Groupe Bellon Prestige, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is celebrating its 125th anniversary in the shade and awning business. Established in 1895 by Joseph K. Bellon, the family business is now in its fourth generation of operation and is chaired by Carole Bellon. According to a recent press release, the company builds, stores and repairs more than […]

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AATCC offers blotting paper for use with PPE testing

July 7th, 2020

With the rise in production and testing of medical personal protective equipment (PPE), access to correct testing apparatus and materials is critical. AATCC announced in a recent press release that the organization now offers a one-stop shop for impact penetration testing needs, including Blotting paper suitable for AAMI PB70 classification testing. AAMI PB70 Level 1-3 certification and testing […]

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Federal Paycheck Protection Program extended to Aug. 8

July 6th, 2020

On July 4th, President Donald Trump signed into law an amendment to the Paycheck Protection Program, giving businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic an extension to apply for federal funds, according to Business Insider. The law extends the deadline to apply for the federal government's loan-based relief program to August 8. The original deadline to apply for […]

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Raven offers BioFlex PE film for disposable isolation gowns

June 30th, 2020

Raven Engineered Films is manufacturing a new Berry Amendment compliant plastic film to help meet the high demands for personal protection equipment (PPE). Raven BioFlex™ I270C is a high-strength polyethylene film used in the manufacturing of nonsurgical disposable medical isolation gowns. BioFlex™ film is manufactured with premium quality colorless polyethylene for the production of high-demand […]

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New standard will support measuring quality of cement in geosynthetic composite mats

June 29th, 2020

A new ASTM International standard will aid engineers and specifiers looking to understand the quality and strength of cement contained in geosynthetic cementitious composite mats (GCCMs). ASTM’s geosynthetics committee developed the new standard, which is needed to allow for a consistent industry method for the application of compression strength in GCCMs. GCCMs are flexible, concrete-impregnated […]

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GSI to host webinar on UV resistance of geosynthetics

June 27th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Ultraviolet (UV) Resistance of Geosynthetics,” on July 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Geosynthetics are polymeric products used to solve civil engineering challenges, typically belowground. […]

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StormCon 2020 is going virtual

June 25th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many do business. But the desire to keep learning remains strong. For 19 years, StormCon has connected, educated and engaged the stormwater and surface water quality industries from around the world. This year, StormCon’s mission will continue—but in a way that best protects the health and wellness of […]

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IGS releases 2020 election results

June 24th, 2020

With a field of 17 extraordinary candidates from 12 countries applying for 7 council positions there was significant competition. The newly elected council members will stand for the term which concludes in 2024. The incoming IGS council members will be Dr. Laura Carbone (Germany), Francesco Fontana (Italy), Dr. Jacek Kawalec (Poland), Dr. Yoshihisa Miyata (Japan), […]

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Tent Expo 2021 postponed to January 2022

June 22nd, 2020

Tent Expo 2021 has been postponed to January 2022. Tent Rental Division (TRD) chairman Michael Tharpe released the following statement: The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our members hard and changed the way in which we do business in today's environment. As your association, TRD has felt your pain and has listened to your issues and concerns […]

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GSI to host webinar on stabilization with nailed or anchored geosynthetics the Wednesday

June 22nd, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “In-Situ Stabilization of Soil Slopes Using Nailed or Anchored Geosynthetics,” on June 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The sliding of soil slopes in the […]

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